Thai Ambassador visits EDB

Views - 29 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Ambassador of Thailand Chulamanee Chartsuwan met with EDB Chairperson and CE Indira Malwatte on 23 August at the EDB.

Munchee named ‘Sri Lanka’s No. 1 FMCG Brand’

Views - 70 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Munchee has been crowned ‘Sri Lanka’s Number one FMCG Brand’ in the Kantar Footprint Report 2017 rankings for the second year in a row.

Unilever and Arpico encourage shoppers to go green

Views - 116 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka and Richard Pieris Distributors Ltd. together carried out the ‘Don’t Be Silly Silly’ awareness drive to encourage shoppers to go green by switching to the reusable Arpico - Unilever cobranded blue eco bags at Arpico Supercent

Warner Brother & Mattel Inc. collaborate with Tomahawk to introduce Ben 10 and Barbie bicycles

Views - 13 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

As one of the longest and most successful Cartoon Network original series to date, Ben 10 is an American animated TV series that has created a phenomenon around the world empowering strength to kids of all ages and gender.

Eco Team appointed as exclusive dealer for world-class Swarovski binoculars

Views - 19 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The beauty of nature is best experienced firsthand. Sri Lanka despite being a small island is blessed with bio-diversity that ranges from lush green mountains to rain forests, arid dry zones and of course the endless blue ocean that surrounds us.

Govt. adopts policy on LNG for electricity generation

Views - 131 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Facing a looming energy shortage in the country, the Government this week decided to adopt a policy to use Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) for electricity generation with immediate effect with plans to convert existing plants as well.

FACETS 2017 begins today

Views - 31 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

The much-awaited FACETS International Gem and Jewelry Exhibition begins today (31) at the BMICH with an official ceremony, which will be attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Israel envoy calls on Mangala

Views - 13 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Israel Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka Daniel Carmon yesterday called on the Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera at the Finance Ministry. Discussions centred on advancing economic cooperation between the two countries

Customs Ordinance is archaic, needs revamp: Mangala

Views - 67 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Monday said the Customs Ordinance was archaic and complex and hence required a major revamp to keep it in line with modern times and challenges.

FCCISL to clinch presidency at SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Views - 26 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) is to clinch the much-coveted and prestigious presidency at the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry – the apex body of SAARC chamber movement in Islamabad, Pakistan in 201

Malaysian market rife with opportunity for Sri Lankan exporters: Malaysian HC

Views - 54 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

With the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) tipped to give access to a larger South East Asian market, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka encouraged Sri Lankan industries to increase exports to the country.

Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council holds 20th AGM

Views - 33 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Sri Lanka-Maldives Business Council holds 9th AGM

Views - 51 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka-Maldives Business Council (SLMBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held its 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, 25 August at Hilton Colombo Residences with Maldives High Commission Charge D’ Affairs Khadheeja Najeeha attendin

CRT1 and Tharindu bring honour to Sri Lanka at Round Table International World Meeting

Views - 53 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:47

Round Table International is a global Young Men’s association promoting fellowship and community service in an aim to bring about change in the life of its members as well as communities. Spread over 55 countries and member base of over 32,0

President hands over coveted CNCI Achievers Award to Lanka IOC

Views - 53 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:47

Lanka IOC wins coveted CNCI National Achievers Award 2017. In a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Galadari, President Maithripala Sirisena handed over CNCI Achievers Award Trophy to Lanka IOC PLC Managing Director Shyam Bohra. The Ceylon National

USAID upbeat on high level call for Lanka Sathosa skilling

Views - 99 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:47

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Sri Lanka has sent positive vibes on a call to strengthen the workforce skills of the country’s largest state owned retail store chain, Lanka Sathosa. “We are

iflix celebrates 1st anniversary in Sri Lanka

Views - 178 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

The iflix Sri Lanka team with Global COO Marc Barnett (centre) and Sri Lanka Country Manager Shadwell Weerasinghe (third left)   iflix, the world’s leading mobile-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) servic

Chevron Sri Lanka props country’s economic growth through exports to Pakistan

Views - 245 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC celebrates another key achievement of exporting the first consignment of Havoline PRO DS ECO 5 OW-20 Synthetic Dexos-1 licensed premium engine oil, designed especially for hybrid vehicles to Pakistan. Minister

Symposium on drones today

Views - 174 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

A symposium on drones organised by a Moratuwa University-led start-up will be held today at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) at Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 7 from 2.00-5.30 p.m.  Minister of Megapolis and West

Bernard Botejue Kolonna plant celebrates 25 years of service excellence in apparel industry

Views - 174 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

Bernard Botejue Industries Ltd., Sri Lanka’s oldest apparel manufacturer and pioneer in the garment sector, commemorates the 25th anniversary of its Bernard Botejue Kolonna plant today (28).  The plant which was established i

EU delegation in town on 5 Sept. to assess GSP Plus process

Views - 184 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

A five-member delegation from the European Union (EU) from Brussels will arrive in Colombo on 5 September to start a process to formally monitor the implementation of a set of conventions Sri Lanka agreed to prior to receiving the GSP Plus trade c

Prof. Kemal Deen to speak on Probiotics at 2017 JATECA Oration

Views - 175 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:02

Professor Kemal Deen The second Ian Dias Abeysinghe Memorial Oration 2017 will be delivered by Professor Kemal Deen on 29 August (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the BMICH. The topic of the oration will be ‘Development of Probiotics – Go

President opens 28th e-Thilina computer lab at Royal College, Polonnaruwa

Views - 229 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:46

A state-of-the-art computer laboratory with 20 computers and internet facilities was donated to Royal College, Polonnaruwa, recently under the e-Thilina corporate social responsibility (CSR) collaboration between ESOFT and Sirasa TV.  The c

Ceylinco Life begins search for 160 new candidates for ‘Pranama’ scholarships

Views - 239 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:46

Will present more than Rs. 11 million in rewards in early 2018 to high achieving students  The search for the next batch of 160 bright young Sri Lankans to be rewarded with scholarships by Ceylinco Life has comme

Sadaharitha to launch Agarwood products under own brand name

Views - 234 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:46

This August, Sadaharitha Plantations is celebrating a 15 year long journey that has seen the value of its pioneering business of commercial forestry flourishing from less than a million rupees in the first year to over a billion rupees this year.&

Boost for Eastern Province tourism

Views - 227 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:43

Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed has initiated several development programs benefiting the tourism sector in the Batticaloa district.  The first project for the tourism sector was inaugurated under the Eastern Province, Touris

Japan donates boats and livelihood support to fishermen in Sampur

Views - 210 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:43

On 21 August, the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma, officially handed over eight new fishing boats, engines, fishing nets and cooler boxes to the Sampur Fishermen’s Society to fulfil a much needed requirement for livelihood

First Lankan student to leave for post graduate studies in fisheries on a scholarship from Korea

Views - 215 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:40

The first Sri Lankan student to receive a scholarship from South Korea for post graduate studies in fisheries will leave the island tomorrow (27 August), State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi said. Isur

Dialog Awards enabled by MTI’s independent judging

Views - 481 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC successfully concluded ‘Dialog Awards 2016’, its annual employee recognition program, whilst retaining international management consultancy, MTI Consulting, as an independent judging partner for the sixth consecutive

Entrepreneurs’ Organization sets up Sri Lanka chapter

Views - 359 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

The world’s largest peer-to-peer network of entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), recently announced its arrival to Sri Lanka with the unveiling of the EO Sri Lanka Chapter at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo.  EO&rsq

Today's Columnists

Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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